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99 Years of Betty White Quotes: RIP

Betty White: Gone But Never Forgotten

December 31st of the year 2021 will always be known as the day we lost a strong and beloved female cultural icon: Betty White. Just weeks before she was to turn 100 years old on January 17, 2022, Betty White’s death was announced. And while she will be dearly missed, instead of mourning her loss, we’ve decided to celebrate her life with x Betty White Quotes that are bound to make you laugh, cry, and reflect.

Our Favorite Betty White Quotes

These Betty White quotes are a great example of why she was a hero for many of us.

“People say, ‘But Betty, Facebook is a great way to connect with old friends.’ Well, at my age, if I want to connect with old friends I need a Ouija board.”

“Get at least eight hours of beauty sleep, nine if you’re ugly.”

“If a guy’s that cute, you’ve got to tap that booty.”

“I have no regrets at all. None. I consider myself to be the luckiest old broad on two feet.”

“Everybody needs a passion. That’s what keeps life interesting. If you live without passion, you can go through life without leaving any footprints.”

About being called a “legend:” “I just laugh. Have I got them fooled.”

“My answer to anything under the sun, like ‘What have you not done in the business that you’ve always wanted to do?’ is ‘Robert Redford’.”

“I may be a senior, but so what? I’m still hot.”
—From her “I’m Still Hot” music video.

“I’m a health nut. My favorite food is hot dogs with French fries. And my exercise: I have a two-story house and a very bad memory, so I’m up and down those stairs.”

About getting older: “It’s not a surprise, we knew it was coming—make the most of it. So you may not be as fast on your feet, and the image in your mirror may be a little disappointing, but if you are still functioning and not in pain, gratitude should be the name of the game.”

“Best thing about being in your 90s is you’re spoiled rotten. Everybody spoils you like mad and they treat you with such respect because you’re old. Little do they know, you haven’t changed. You haven’t changed in [the brain]. You’re just 90 every place else … Now that I’m 91, as opposed to being 90, I’m much wiser. I’m much more aware and I’m much sexier.”

“In my head, I’m the ultimate cougar. Animal lover that I am.”“I not only knew Houdini, but we had a very lovely relationship … I really thought we had something going, and then the son of a gun disappeared.”

“My mother always used to say, “The older you get, the better you get. Unless you’re a banana.”

“I am still to this day star struck. I look out at this audience and I see so many famous faces, but what really boggles my mind is that I actually know many of you. And I’ve worked with quite a few … maybe had a couple … and you know who you are.”

“Well I love Snickers and I thought, sure that’d be fun, why not? So I got over there early one morning and didn’t know I was going to be in the … ice-cold muddy water, but all I had to do was just lie down in it. This poor stunt woman took the dive, she went in. And it was a great stunt that she did, and I got the laugh. Now, really, that’s unfair when that happens. She’s probably sticking pins in a little Betty White doll.”
—Talking to Ellen DeGeneres about appearing in the Snickers commercial for the Super Bowl.


Betty White Quotes, Women's Empowerment

“I’ve always liked older men. They’re just more attractive to me. Of course, at my age there aren’t many left!”

“I just make it my business to get along with people so I can have fun. It’s that simple.”

“People have told me ‘Betty, Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with old friends.’ At my age, if I wanted to keep in touch with old friends. I’d need an Ouija board. “

“I’m a health nut. My favorite food is hot dogs with French fries. And my exercise: I have a two-story house and a very bad memory, so I’m up and down those stairs.”

“You’re never too old for anything.”

“Oh, I don’t need sleep. I just went to my hotel and had a cold hot dog and vodka on the rocks.”

“Does desire melt away with age? I’m waiting for that day to come.”

“The older you get, the better you get. Unless you’re a banana.

“I’m a teenager trapped in an old body.”

“Retirement is not in my vocabulary. They aren’t going to get rid of me that way.”“You don’t fall off the planet once you pass a given age. You don’t lose any of your sense of humor. You don’t lose any of your zest for life, or your lust for life.”

“I am still to this day starstruck. I look out at this audience and I see so many famous faces, but what really boggles my mind is that I actually know many of you. And I’ve worked with quite a few…maybe had a couple…and you know who you are.” —Accepting her 2010 SAG Life Achievement Award

“Retirement is not in my vocabulary. They aren’t going to get rid of me that way.”

“It’s your outlook on life that counts. If you don’t take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find humor in our everyday lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver.”

“So, you may not be as fast on your feet, and the image in your mirror may be a little disappointing, but if you are still functioning and not in pain, gratitude should be the name of the game.” —Excerpt from her bestselling 2011 book, If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t).

“Best thing about being in your 90s is you’re spoiled rotten. Everybody spoils you like mad, and they treat you with such respect because you’re old. Little do they know, you haven’t changed. You haven’t changed in [the brain]. You’re just 90 everyplace else.”

“I know it sounds corny, but I try to see the funny side and the upside, not the downside. I get bored with people who complain about this or that. It’s such a waste of time.”

There are too many amazing Betty White Quotes to capture here. Her words will be with us forever.


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